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Supermarket to create more than 2000 cleaning roles

07 October 2020

ONE OF the UK's leading supermarkets is launching a new programme in a bid to boost its hygiene standards.

Morrisons plans to create roles for 2240 cleaning staff in order that each of its stores will receive a three week deep clean and new equipment.

The move follows the supermarket's investment of £25million to implement store safety measures - such as Perspex screens, PPE for colleagues and floor markings and visible signage during lockdown.

Additionally, nearly 30,000 more hours each week will be put into Morrisons' existing housekeepers and core cleaning roles.

This will see more areas across its stores - such as toilets, shelving and ‘high touch’ areas - being cleaned even more frequently to protect colleagues and customers.

New welcome cleaning stations are also being fitted at all store entrances providing antibacterial wipes for baskets and trolleys, as well as hand sanitiser.

Jayne Wall, operations director at Morrisons said: “The hygiene within our stores has become more important than ever due to the impact of Covid-19. We want to make sure our customers feel as safe as possible when doing their grocery shopping with us. So we’ve made this multi-million-pound investment to introduce first class hygiene procedures.”